News for 2011-10-29

Saturday, October 29, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Spanish Indignados a Force in Global Movement
Occupy Wall Street and its U.S. offshoots pale in size compared to their Spanish cousin, which may be taking a leading role in an increasingly globalized and coordinated movement. In Spain, the Occupy protests are known by the nickname 15M, for the date the started, May 15 and as the “Indignados”...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Groups Urge G20 Not to Ignore Development Agenda
WASHINGTON - Global development groups on Friday called on G20 leaders to step up to their commitments to tackle global food security and come up with new ways to boost world growth that also benefit the poorest. With Europe's sovereign debt crisis set to dominate the G20 summit on November 3-4 in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Former Guantanamo Inmates Tell of Confessions Under 'Torture'
KUWAIT -- "You know what this is?" Fouad Al Rabiah asked as he held up a photograph of a cell in Guantanamo. "This is my house for eight years." The cell is small, sterile and resembles a cage. It has a hole in the floor where the toilet is. Al Rabiah, a Kuwaiti father of four, then held up another...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protesters Rally Against Big Banks In Manhattan
There was no shortage of gimmicks Friday as about 300 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators hit the streets of Midtown to protest corporate greed. People dressed as pirates and rode bicycles made to look like boats, for example, and a choir sang while holding a massive sheet of lyrics that included...
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[title] Obama and Occupy Wall Street
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[field_image_caption-raw] Kabul Suicide Bomb Claims 17 Victims
A suicide bomb attack on an international military convoy in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 17 people, including 13 US troops. All 13 members of the Nato -led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) killed in the attack near Darulaman Palace, on the south-west outskirts of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Who is the 99 Percent?
NEW YORK/OAKLAND - Barely a month after the first group of protesters set up its encampment in Zuccotti Park in New York City, the phrase "We are the 99 percent" has already become legendary. Used throughout the U.S., the expression has come to reference people who share what is left of global...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy the Boardroom: Protesters Get Message to Inboxes of CEOs
Thousands of Americans who were badly hit by the recession have been able to directly message the most powerful figures in the country's top financial institutions via a new website set up as part of the Occupy movement .
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